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Berry Challenges Miss. Execution Process

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 18, 2008

WAPT, 4/17/8

Death row inmate Earl Wesley Berry has told the U.S. Supreme Court that lethal injection procedures in Mississippi do not meet the standards of those in Kentucky.

Attorneys for Berry, whose death penalty petition is pending before the nation’s high court, filed the motion hours after the Supreme Court turned back a challenge Wednesday to the Kentucky procedures that employ three drugs to sedate, paralyze and kill inmates.

Chief Justice John Roberts also suggested that the court will not halt scheduled executions in the future unless “the condemned prisoner establishes that the state’s lethal injection protocol creates a demonstrated risk of severe pain.”

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